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Mountain and Wilderness Writing

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Program Information

School:The Banff Centre
Faculty:Literary Arts
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Writing, General
Description:Mountain and Wilderness Writing (MWW) is a three-week residency for nine writers working in any genre (fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry), on mountain narratives, environmental journalism, stories of wilderness adventure, or projects with an environmental theme. The interior journey of exploration and the psychology of extreme endeavours are as much a focus as the physical accomplishments involved, and there is a strong emphasis on literary quality.

Writers will enjoy dedicated, uninterrupted writing time in a spectacular mountain setting, and the communality of a small group of peers from around the world under the guidance of three experienced editors. This program overlaps with the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, and guest artists of the MWW program (visiting authors, editors, or agents) offer further enrichment and inspiration. Many projects developed in the MWW program have gone on to publication, and several books by alumni have won international awards.
URL:Mountain and Wilderness Writing at The Banff Centre
Length:3 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $3,853
National: $3,853

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
Participants are selected by the faculty editors on the basis of their submitted material, its relevance to the program mandate, and the quality of the writing. All applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 27, 2019